Director of Supply Chain - Pharmaceutical

Posted 12 March 2023
Salary Competitive
LocationLower Austria
Job type Full Time
Discipline Life Science Consulting
Contact NamePippa Landy

Job description

Mantell Associates is working with a leading Pharmaceutical organisation on their search for a Director of Supply Chain, a pivotal role in driving the company strategy.

Director of Supply Chain - Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Team to shape overall company strategy

  • Manage and oversee the entire supply chain, including Freight, Customs, Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Distribution, Fulfilment, S&OP, and Continuous Improvement

  • Drive service providers proactively to achieve best-in-class cost and service level performance

  • Coach and manage a dynamic and hands-on team to execute a world-class Supply Chain function

  • Implement processes and controls to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and shorten lead times

  • Establish and manage logistics provider relationships in transport, freight, and warehousing

  • Develop a Supply Chain strategy and roadmap for doubling our order volume while maintaining cost stability

  • Foster a data-driven mindset in the team to make decisions based on KPIs

  • Lead the supply chain due-diligence process for new acquisitions, collaborating closely with Investments, Legal & Regulatory, Commercial, and Sourcing to gain a complete view of the supply chain

Director of Supply Chain - Requirements:

  • Possess extensive experience in supply chain, transport, and logistics, preferably in the retail or consumer goods industry

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage commercial relationships with logistics service providers

  • Practical knowledge of the physical aspects of international supply chains

  • Possess an analytical and data-driven mindset

  • People-centric leader with a track record of building and coaching high-performing teams, able to collaborate effectively across various teams and levels

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with a dedication to understanding root causes and the ability to break down complex issues into key components

  • Strong passion for improving processes and efficiency, implementing controls, utilising data, tracking performance, leveraging technology, and implementing automation

  • Comfortable with making rapid decisions, working in ambiguous situations, and adapting to changing priorities

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.